THE RESCUES, THE CLEAN-UP, THE STORIES OF PEOPLE UNITED,
BUT FOREVER CHANGED!
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Houston has had three 500-year floods in the past three years: the Memorial Day Floods of 2015, the Tax Day Flood of 2016, and Hurricane Harvey, which, like Allison, stalled over the city and flooded us with a year’s worth of rain in a 72-hour period.
On August 27th, 2017, when the Army Corps of Engineers decided to release water from Barker and Addicks dams, the lives of thousands of Houstonians changed. Moreover, there was absolutely no warning to these homes, downstream of the dams. There were no evacuation orders until it was too late.
“Changed” reveals the story of ten families whose lives were altered permanently after the storm. They explore ways to heal and rebuild after the devastating loss of their homes.
From a pregnant mom who delivers early due to the stress of the storm; to the death of a loved one who drowned in their own home, “Changed” asks questions that demand an answer from the City of Houston. Changes must be made so that this tragedy doesn’t happen again. I interview Harris County Flood Control District Meteorologist Jeff Lindner as well as Mayor Sylvester Turner and ask them why west Houston was not warned, why we are not getting funds needed to rebuild our lives, and what is being done to ensure our safety in the future.